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Working with traumatised families – CBD – (CALTIS20200602)

Tuesday June 2, 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$250 – $330


Many families engaged with the child, youth and family and family violence sector have experienced difficult life events and transitions, including trauma and grief and loss.  Families may have been referred because of parenting and relational difficulties.  Assessment can inadvertently compound the issues relating to what is ‘wrong’ with the family.

This training explores the concept of intergenerational trauma and shame and how shame can be a powerful adversity in making change.  It explores the role of attachment on parenting and parent/child relationships and strategies that promote attachment and positive parenting.  It provides practice in talking to and working with parents that assist parents to consider how to move away from trauma informed parenting to parenting from self-efficacy and positive attachment.

It provides an overview of current theories relating to attachment and trauma.  It explains the concept of relational trauma and why interventions should focus on relational, as well as individual trauma.  It explores the impact of attachment issues and trauma on family members with a focus on how a mother’s and children’s experience of family violence can undermine attachment and the mother/child bond.

This training teaches skills to engage and work with families where trauma has impacted on family relationships and life with a focus on the resilience, strengths and capabilities of families in order to support family members to overcome the impact of negative experiences and move forward in their journey.


  • To provide practitioners with theoretical knowledge and understanding of attachment, trauma and relational trauma;
  • To support practitioner refection on the impact of family violence on family members and family relationships; and
  • To enable practitioners to work with parents, children and whole of family to address and reduce the impact of parenting and promote positive attachment and bonding.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand key theoretical frameworks relating to attachment theory, trauma and relational trauma;
  • Identify the impact of family violence on family members, especially parents and their relationships with children;
  • Confidently support parents who have experienced trauma and promote parent/child attachment and bonding.



Tea and coffee facilities available and lunch provided.

If you have any queries please contact 9614 1577 or email the training coordinator at training@cfecfw.asn.au.

Please note: Payment is required prior to the training date

Registration: To ensure your spot in this session, please enrol above.

Cancellation policy

  • We will issue a full refund if we cancel the course or reschedule the course.
  • Participants who withdraw more than 15 days before course commencement will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the agreed start date, we will be unable to issue a refund.
  • Course and name transfers may be made if vacancies exist.
  • If there are extenuating circumstances for your cancellation, please contact 9614 1577 or email the training coordinator at training@cfecfw.asn.au.




Tuesday June 2, 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
$250 – $330
Event Category:
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